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Cardno assists nine communities in securing $3.7M in EPA brownfields grants

Cardno is proud to have supported nine communities in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Oregon in winning $3.7 million in brownfields assessment, clean-up, and revolving loan fund grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Cardno is a national brownfields leader with a high rate of success in securing grant funding for communities. In this grant cycle, awards were issued to the following communities and organizations:

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  • in Georgia: City of Albany, Albany Museum of Art
  • in North Carolina: City of Gastonia, Kesler Mill in the City of Salisbury
  • in Oregon: Harney County Coalition with the Cities of Burns and Hines
  • in South Carolina: City of Anderson
  • in Virginia: Town of Altavista, City of Bristol, Saltville Industrial Development Authority

Cardno’s brownfields grant writing team assisted each community with preparing and writing the grant applications. In addition to grant writing, Cardno assists communities with all phases of the brownfields redevelopment process, including securing state grants and other incentives, planning, sustainability and environmental services, program management, and site redevelopment.

“We’re very pleased to have partnered with these communities to secure these important EPA grants which will help them achieve their redevelopment goals,” said Joe Morici, Cardno’s Mid-Atlantic Brownfields Practice Group Leader.

Carolyn Weaver, Grant Manager for Cardno’s national brownfield practice noted, “These grants will provide the funding needed to assess, clean up, and facilitate the redevelopment and reuse of underutilized properties through a community-driven process, while protecting public health and improving the environment.”

The full list of EPA award-winning communities is available in the EPA announcement.


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